For the uninitiated, projection mapping is a process that essentially turns anything into a platform for video mapping; a skyscraper becomes a virtual ad, a pool table becomes the platform for a dazzling light show.
It’s no surprise that the Bay Area has become a new destination for the art and design community given With the reopening of the recently expanded SFMOMA and the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2016, the creation of FOG Design+Art 5 years ago, Untitled’s move to San Francisco last year, the new, gorgeous campus for the San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason and the California College of the Arts planned expansion.
SuperDesign: Italian Radical Design from 1965-1975 is a major retrospective of Italian Radical Design that explores major works by leading figures of the movement, tracing a time of political and social upheaval in Italy through the eyes of the country’s architects and designers.
It’s that time of year again, the days are short, but holiday shopping hours are long. Finding the perfect gift for everyone on our list is one of our favorite December activities, but as art and design lovers with a list of friends and family with very discerning taste, it can take us awhile to find just the right thing.
This week marks the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach, the art fair that has helped turn Miami into a destination for the art and design world. The week is packed with a month’s worth of events, exhibitions, and parties for art lovers.
“I think about audience as much as I think about how to support artists.” Says David Gryn, who is speaking with me in the lead up to the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) about curating film programs, his thoughts on the upcoming fair in Miami, and his new role as Technology and Sound Curator for If So, What?
The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking. Sho-Joung Kim-Wechsler, the former head of finance for art start-up Artsy in New York, was less than enthused when her husband was relocated to San Jose, California. The epicentre of Silicon Valley, it offered little in the way of art and design culture she was used to. What started 16 months ago, she says, as a “market research project worked on at night” has morphed into a new art and design fair planned for 19-22 April 2018.
“I love art that reflects our times, and I am excited to be in the position to work with artists who are shaping contemporary culture and bringing the beauty of under-exposed aspects of modern life to a greater public. It’s important to me to work within contemporary urban history and this means maintaining a critical dialogue with emerging artists, especially those of African descent.
I believe in the transformative power of art. Through my curatorial practice, I try to demonstrate what happens when willpower and culture are combined. This occurrence prompts a unifying effect, which - although difficult to arrive to - is ultimately seamless, and acts to bring people of various backgrounds, schools of thought, and levels of education together under one beautiful umbrella of art and appreciation.
I am hoping to create a fresh sense of vision and wonder, by inviting some of the world’s best art and design galleries, who are each highly esteemed, but may have never exhibited together. The idea of cross-pollinating among cultures, media, and aesthetics, creates a sense of newness, as well as one of immersion and inclusion.